Out of the Easy

By: Miss Luckow

I’m kind of going on a Ruta Septeys binge. I discovered her a few weeks ago and read Salt to the Sea and I just finished her first novel, Out of the Easy. This historical fiction novel takes place in New Orleans in the 1950s.

outoftheeasyJosie is a young woman who grew up with a prostitute mother who she couldn’t trust and who she couldn’t love. All she wanted was to escape her life to make something of herself. Right as she’s about to make a change for the better, she and her family get wrapped up in a murder that rips them even further apart.

Although this book wasn’t pure literary genius, I really enjoyed it. Septeys’ writing is easily accessible and sucks you right in. I became invested in every single character and cared for them all in different ways. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys historical fiction and good characters.

4/5 stars



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s